Export High-Quality Videos with SOLIDWORKS Composer

Article by Gary Ballentine on Oct 22, 2020

Want to create a video of your SOLIDWORKS Composer project but not satisfied with the frame rate or resolution? Do you want to present it on a large screen? This article shows users how to create and export high-quality videos with SOLIDWORKS Composer using a third-party video editing software. 

Use the High Resolution Image Workshop

After creating your animation, open the High Resolution Image Workshop. Select Multiple on the far right then enter in how many frames per second you want (30 looks pretty good for most videos). Save the frames for the video by selecting Save As. 

SOLIDWORKS Composer High Resolution Image Workshop

Use Video Editing Software to Finalize the Video

 Open the frames we just saved in a video editing program. I used the free version of OpenShot and selected to import the photos as a sequence by selecting Import and then the first photo. 

OpenShot video editing software

Export the Video

 Export the video in your preferred file format. You can optimize the video by adjusting the duration, frames per second, and resolution quality. I stuck with the defaults for this video.

exporting video from solidworks composer

If the video is too slow, you can speed it up using the video editing software. If you want to make it slower, it might be worthwhile to increase the frames per second in SOLIDWORKS Composer and use them to create a new video project. Slowing down the video will increase the time between frames.

how to export high-quality video with SOLIDWORKS Composer

That's it! I hope you found this quick tip helpful. Learn more about SOLIDWORKS Composer and view more tips and tricks by checking out the articles below.

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About Gary Ballentine

Gary Ballentine is a Mechanical Engineer based out of our Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis, a certification in Technical Writing from San Francisco State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah. Gary has been part of the GoEngineer family since April 2019 as a Support Engineer and Certified SOLIDWORKS Instructor.

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